5 things to look at at POLITICO’s Global Tech Day

5 things to look at at POLITICOs Global Tech Day scaled | ltc-a

Generative AI: With the EU AI Act on track to be the first international law regulating the fledgling industry, a panel will focus on what AI guardrails could look like. Speakers include Viscount Camrose, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property in the UK; Dragoș Tudorache, MEP and chair of the former Special Committee on AI in the Digital Age of the European Parliament; Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry within the European Commission’s Directorate General CONNECT; and Stephen Almond, executive director for regulatory risk in the Information Commissioner’s Office.

US Senators take the stage: In Washington, DC, lawmakers are trying to understand how AI will affect data privacy and national security. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), chairman of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence e Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will join the summit in separate sessions to share their views on how their party and their committees are thinking about AI legislation.

Child safety online: Speakers will discuss how new or pending online safety laws will be enforced in the EU and the UK. The panel includes Julie Inman Grant, Australian Commissioner for e-Security; the executive president of Ireland’s Coimisiún na Meán, Jeremy Godfrey; and 5Rights Foundation President Baroness Beeban Kidron.

The future of telecommunications: With 6G just a few years away from becoming a reality, speakers will discuss taking the communications infrastructure to the next level and whether the mobile networks of the future will go their separate ways. Speakers include Peter Stuckmann, Deputy Director for Future Networks at the European Commission; Per Beming, head of standard and industry initiatives at Ericsson; and Seizo Onoe, director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the International Telecommunication Union.

Geopolitics in technology: One of the biggest open questions in tech geopolitics is what it will take to decouple the global supply chain from China and strengthen the positions of other countries instead. This panel will include Malaysian Communications Minister Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fazil; European Commission Director of AI and Digital Industry, Lucilla Sioli; Senior Advisor, International Institute for Strategic Studies Nigel Inkster; and Singapore’s cybersecurity commissioner David Koh.